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Sleep essential for brain function in elderly

Researchers investigating how the brain could be made more resistant to age-related decline have found that the key is sleep. The University of Queensland’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences researcher, Dr Martin Sale, said artificially boosting sleep-like brain activity ...

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Walking to wellness

Australian study to reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms through exercise A new study will test whether physical activity can improve the memory and wellbeing of people living with Alzheimer’s. The study, which is supported by Alzheimer’s Australia, will be conducted in Brisbane ...

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Dieting against dementia

US research finds link between Alzheimer’s and certain foods. New research has found certain food combinations could help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. The study in the journal ‘Archives of Neurology’ found a link between decreased Alzheimer’s risk and ...

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Healthy bodies lead to healthy minds

Researchers testing the use of exercise to keep depression at bay. Emerging Australian research shows physical activity is one of the most promising strategies for the drug-free treatment of depression, even in older people. Researchers at the Western Australian Centre ...

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Plaque in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease

CSIRO discovers red flag for brain degeneration. Australian scientists have identified an early warning sign for Alzheimer’s, evident in the brain years before the disease causes any cognitive decline. Scientists at the CSIRO have mapped the presence of amyloid-beta “plaques” ...

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Life of young carers under the microscope

New research to examine the impact of caring burden on young Australians. The job of looking after Australia’s oldest and infirm will increasingly fall to the nation’s youngest adults. The ageing of the population and rise in chronic disease ensures ...

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Innovative community care approach expands

Person-centred support services spread with a new local program in NSW. The “re-ablement” method, a multi-disciplinary team approach to assist older people to live independently in their homes, continues to expand. A new version of the program, based on work ...

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